Memorabilia and collectibles – are they covered by insurance?

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The insurance and restoration of memorabilia and collectibles is somewhat overlooked in the art world, even though some pieces match or even surpass the value which traditional antiques receive in an auction. Prices can rise depending on autographs, limited edition status, rarity or close proximity to iconic entertainment and celebrities, such was the case in… Read more »

What does ‘lining’ an oil painting mean and when is it needed?

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What is ‘lining’? Amongst the many interesting queries we receive from clients, there is one that attracts much curiosity; what does ‘lining a painting’ mean? When conservators discuss lining a painting, they are referencing the addition of a second canvas to a weakened original, to provide reinforcement and stability to an artwork. The practice of… Read more »

Can a previously restored painting be restored again?

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Every painting has a history, from an artwork’s origins to its current condition, paintings are often passed between art collectors and family members. Understandably, some paintings have a more turbulent conservation history than others. There can be clear signs of what that history has been and whether a painting has ever undergone past restoration. Such… Read more »